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Justice Richard J. Goldstone Named Inaugural Scholar-in-Residence at Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice at CUNY Law School

September 22, 2014

Former South African Constitutional Court Justice Richard J. Goldstone, J.D., has joined the newly established Sorensen Center for International Peace and Justice as its inaugural scholar-in-residence for the fall semester.

Professor Borgmann on the “Undue-Burden” Abortion Standard in the National Law Journal

September 12, 2014

Professor Caitlin Borgmann’s op-ed “Rulings Illuminate Abortion Standard” was published in the National Law Journal this week.

INRC Client Released from Bagram and Reunited with His Family

September 11, 2014

Under the leadership of Professor Ramzi Kassem, multiple generations of CUNY Law students in the Immigrant and Non-Citizen Rights Clinic (INRC) have represented Amin al-Bakri, a Yemeni national imprisoned by the U.S. military for over a decade without charge. In late August, Mr. al-Bakri was finally released and reunited in his family in Yemen.

Prof. Rick Rossein on Sexual Harassment in the Modeling World

September 5, 2014

Professor Merrick Rossein was consulted for a Refinery 29 article about the classification of fashion models as independent contractors, which leaves them unprotected from on-the-job sexual harassment.

UN Calls on U.S. to Halt Trial & Detention of Youth in Adult System

September 5, 2014

The IWHR Clinic and other advocates submitted a report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) describing how racial disparities in the U.S. criminal justice system are the most extreme in the treatment of youth. Last week, the Committee called on the US government to meet international human rights standards by halting prosecution of youth in adult courts and ending the imprisonment of youth in adult facilities.

CUNY School of Law Announces New Part-Time J.D. Program

September 3, 2014

The nationally recognized City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law has announced the creation of a new part-time Juris Doctor program which will allow students to pursue a legal education over four years.

Prof. Steve Zeidman on NY Criminal Justice System in Crisis

August 20, 2014

“For the past 20 years, New Yorkers have heard only one note about criminal justice, the city is safer than ever. Nothing was said and no questions were raised about who was arrested, for what, or what happened to them after arrest. Recent revelations, however, sound cause for alarm. Underneath the surface of the ‘safest large city in the world’ patina is a criminal justice system in crisis.”

Prof. Borgmann on Admitting Privileges Requirements for Abortion Providers

August 19, 2014

Professor Caitlin Borgmann recently spoke to Vox about court challenges to admitting privileges requirements for abortion providers. These laws require providers to gain the right to admit patients at a local hospital in order to perform abortions. Borgmann discussed whether this issue is likely to end up before the Supreme Court. “I think the Supreme […]

Prof. Zeidman on the Trouble with ‘Broken Windows’ Policing

August 14, 2014

On Thursday, Professor Steve Zeidman was a guest on NPR’s On Point discussing the recent deaths of civilians at the hands of the police.

Prof. Borgmann on Alabama “Undue Burden” Abortion Decision

August 7, 2014

In Monday’s edition of the Los Angeles Times, Professor Caitlin Borgmann commented on a recent U.S. District Court decision that ruled a law that would have closed three of five abortion clinics in Alabama unconstitutional.

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